As the KeyMod vs. M-LOK debate continues, it is easy to forget about good old Picatinny rails. Gunstruction mined the data from their virtual AR-15 building tools to see what attachment system their users preferred over the last month and the results are a bit surprising. It is basically a dead heat with M-LOK, KeyMod, and good ol’ 1913 rails each being used in about a quarter of the builds. The remaining quarter was taken up by rails with no attachment method or an alternate method.
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This is the first ever Gunstruction R700 User’s Choice Build!
Gunstruction is a virtual firearm building tool that can be used to help plan your next AR-15, AR308, or Remington 700 based firearm build. They provide a wide array of virtual parts that can be compiled in any way that the user specifies. They are also able to track the parts used most often by their users and these parts are then compiled into monthly User’s Choice Builds. These builds are always an interesting look into consumer trends since Gunstruction’s user base and part selection are fairly broad.
Since this is the very first R700 User’s Choice Build, there are no trends to comment on yet but it is certainly interesting to see Magpul’s continued presence across the AR-15, AR308, and R700 User’s Choice Builds.
You can view the August R700 User’s Choice Build in the Gunstruction app HERE.
September is here and that means it’s time to look back at August User’s Choice Build. Gunstruction compiles the most popular parts from each category in their virtual AR building tool into a single User’s Choice Build every month. These builds are always an interesting look into consumer trends since Gunstruction’s user base and parts selection are fairly broad.
This month features many of the same parts that have featured heavily in previous builds including EOTech optics and a Magpul grip and stock. The Troy Industries 7″ Bravo Rail and Magpul AFG are also becoming fixtures of these builds. It is also interesting that these builds have features a standard front sight base since March of this year while much of the industries seems to be moving toward low profile gas blocks.
Gunstruction just raised the stakes on their Build It Win It Contest. They were already giving away the McMillan stock of the user’s choice but now they have added a custom paint job from Blowdeadline Custom! They have also extended the deadline for submissions. You can read our previous post on the giveaway and visit the contest page to learn more.
Gunstruction has announced the details of their latest Build It, Win It Contest. This time the contest is in place to highlight Gunstruction’s new R700 virtual building tools and is sponsored by McMillan who is providing a customized McMillan stock of the winner’s choice as the grand prize.
You’ll have to visit the website for full details but basically, you get to build a virtual R700 using a McMillan stock, submit your build, and have a chance to win a very real version of the virtual stock that you used in your virtual build. There are also runner up prizes that include gift certificates and swag bags.
So, you get to have fun building a virtual precision rifle and then have a chance at winning your own custom McMillan stock. What’s not to like about that! Visit the contest page for details.